Stainless Steel - 300 Series
Review your material selection to find the best option for your manufacturing process. At Panek Precision, we source a broad range of alloys in our CNC machine shop to ensure the right option is used in every process. Explore the characteristics, benefits, and common uses of 300 series stainless steel to learn more about these austenitic alloys and how they can help your facility move forward.
Properties of 300 Series Stainless Steel
While other stainless steel alloys have many similarities with 300 series, what sets these alloys apart is their chemical composition, in particular the addition of nickel and chromium. Whether you choose plate, sheet, tube, pipe, bar, or structural products from our CNC machine shop, here are the basic properties of 300 series steel:
- High corrosion resistance
- Non-magnetic alloy
- Versatile finishing options
- Excellent machinability
- Scratch resistance
High precision CNC machining requires precision alloys. The 300 series handles machining very well and can be cold worked to enhance their hardenability. This results in a steel that can withstand high temperatures and still maintain its strength.
Types of 300 Series Stainless Steel
All 300 series alloys enjoy similar advantages, but there are distinct differences between each alloy in the series. Once you determine that this series is the best option for your manufacturing goals, review the pros and cons of each type with your precision CNC machine shop:
- SS 301
- SS 302
- SS 303
- SS 304V
- SS 304LV, and SS 316LVM
- SS 309
- SS 310S
- SS 317
- SS 321
- SS 334
- SS 347
- SS 348
It’s essential to choose the best type to fit your manufacturing goals. Each 300 series alloy offers slightly different structural qualities, machining capabilities, and corrosion resistance in specific environments.
Common Uses for 300 Series Stainless Steel Alloy
Alloys in the 300 series are used in a diverse range of applications across many industries. Some of the most common include the following:
Our CNC machining shop can assist you with selecting the best stainless steel to elevate your existing manufacturing process or move into a new area with high-quality materials and precision engineering.
Review Alloys With Your Trusted CNC Machine Shop
Contact us today to see why Panek Precision has a long history of steady growth and a reputation for high-quality products. As a family-owned and -operated CNC machine shop, we’re committed to helping you improve your manufacturing process with quality alloys and precision machining.